Last month we ran a photo competition on Flickr, designed as a progress report, for the free Modern Quilt Welcome block of the month quilt we have been offering on the blog.
We thought that it would be an easy way to give away some Aurifil thread packs but we were wrong ……
It was a progress report, the quilt didn’t have to be finished.
In fact I almost expected to get a couple of photos of bundles of fabric with an “it is in the planning stage” comment, instead the only photos entered on the group page were our examples.
Either no one is making our little quilt … a sad thought
….. or these days it is too much trouble to add a photo to Flickr
…. maybe Instagram has become the preferred photo sharing platform.
We really did want to give away some thread packs, so if you haven’t started making your Welcome Quilt now is a good time to do so, to be ready for the next photo lucky draw.
You can collect the free patterns here and start stitching.
(You do not need to register or “sign in” to access the patterns using this link. Once the page opens, simply use the “More Options” arrow, to the right of each file, to preview or download that file)
The next progress report will be in December so we will have to work out a better way for people to enter a photo for the lucky draw.
Help us decide by answering the poll:
If you haven’t been following the progress of Judysew4th’s quilt you will find a link to each post below:
Month One: The introduction to the Block of the Month
Month Two: Making Four Patches
Month Three: Using Half Square Triangles
Month Four: Combining Half Square triangles and Four Patches
Month Five: making Flying Geese
Month Six: Adding borders
Months seven through ten will add embroidery, plan the quilting, add bindings, labels & hanging sleeves until you end up with a small wall hanging quilt (24″ x 20″ finished) in time for Christmas, and our next photo competition.
The quilt has been designed to use fabrics out of your cupboard, and give you a way to try each of the four Cotton Mako’ thread weights on a small project.
Special Offer for blog followers:
Special Welcome Quilt Offer:
Save 10% when you purchase one spool from
Here is how to activate the Offer:
1. Go to our online store
2. Choose colours that will work with your fabrics.
3. Make sure that you have selected one spool from each of the 4 Cotton Mako’ thread weights.
We chose a different colour for each task, and used a small spool of each of
4. Type “Welcome Quilt” in the comment box when checking out of the online store.
We will apply a 10% discount to 4 spools in your order before processing your payment.